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McLain Ward
1,77m / 46 years old (15/10/1975)
  • Longines Rankings14 go to FEI page
  • numbers of wins176
  • Current stableCastle Hill Farm
  • IdolBeezie Madden

A native of New York, McLain Ward is the son of two professionals in the horse world who encouraged him to ride. An early starter, he won his first major victories on the American professional circuit at the age of 14. 

He made a name for himself on the international scene with Hervé Godignon's former horse, Twist du Vallon, before meeting his favourite mare Sapphire (ex Safari van't Merelsnest) thanks to the Belgian dealer François Mathy, with whom the American developed very strong ties. 

He was the world number one from April to June 2017.

years championship country city horse category Ranking
2018 World cup final FRA Paris Hh Azur individual 4
2017 Nations cup final ESP Barcelona Hh Azur Team 2
2017 World cup final USA Omaha Hh Azur individual 1
2016 Olympic Games BRA Rio de Janeiro Hh Azur Team 2
2009 World cup final USA Las Vegas Sapphire individual 1